Advantages of Incineration as a Kind of Waste Management Incineration is the process of waste management which involves the combustion of organic waste. Incineration transforms the waste into heat, ash and flue gas. The procedure has become among the most utilized waste disposal mechanisms and has replaced waste disposal through landfills. The heat generated by incineration can be tapped to generate power by use of WtE-Waste-to-energy technologies. This process has become prevalent in most municipal waste management. There are many benefits that can be obtained from incineration as a form of waste management compared to other waste management means. Cheap Form of Waste Management Due to its safety, incineration plants can be situated near or in towns. In this case therefore, the price of having to transport the waste for many miles outside the town is eliminated. Waste management through landfills requires that the waste be transported to such sites and most of them are usually situated far off from the city making it very expensive. However incineration cuts these transport costs and the money saved may be used to conduct other important projects.
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Incineration can burn roughly 90 percent of the waste generated in a given area. This makes incineration the most reliable and harmless form of waste management. Other waste management forms such as landfills facilitate only the decomposition of organic waste while it keeps nonorganic waste piling up. Requires Less Land Incineration plants occupy a small space. Incineration reduces the volume of initial waste to almost 10%. Incineration is especially important in urban cities where there is scarcity of land. Instead of landfills where people have to search for new zones each time one is full, incineration sites are built just ones and may be used over and over again. Production of Energy The heat produced during the incineration of waste can be harnessed through the use of waste-to-energy technologies to produce electricity. This energy can be used to cater for energy needs of the people living nearby. The energy produced is very clean and may be used to replace or reduce the use of fossil fuels hence saving on the emission of harmful gases into the environment. Effective Under Any Weather Conditions Incinerators don’t have any favorable weather conditions. They are created in a way they’re operated in whatever climate conditions that may prevail unlike landfills which could be affected by rainy season since the waste transportation vehicles may get stuck. No Pollution The gases generated through incineration are not toxic to the environment. Also incineration does not contaminate groundwater as landfills do. It also averts environmental hazards that can be caused by other waste management methods such as deep sea dumping which might destroy aqua life. Produces Odor Free Residue The bottom ash residue produced after incineration has been proved to be non-hazardous and is odor free. The residue can be recycled and Used as a construction aggregate.